Robert "Bobby" Gauthier
1953 - 2019
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NEW IPSWICH, N.H. - Robert "Bobby" Gauthier, 66, a resident of New Ipswich, N.H., and formerly of Charlestown, Mass., Waterville, Maine, and Clinton, Maine, entered into eternal life on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2018, at Elliot Hospital, Manchester, N.H. He was born in Chelsea, Mass., on Jan. 21, 1953, to the late Leslie J. "Les" Gauthier and Winifred "Winnie" (Geysen) Gauthier.

Bobby grew up in Charlestown, Mass., and loved to refer to himself as a "Townie", and fondly tell stories about his time growing up on Mystic Street. He was active in many sports, but hockey was his all-time love. He attended prep school at Kent in Connecticut, where he forged lifelong friendships that he held very dear to his heart. In his early twenties, he moved to Maine where he eventually became involved in the financial services industry and spent many years handling financial planning for his clients. When he fell in love with Claire, he moved to New Hampshire and they began their life together. Throughout his time in Maine and New Hampshire, he became involved with the "Friends of Bill W.", and supported the fellowship. He was always quick to provide a supportive hand to those in need. He was an avid motorcycle rider who loved to spend time on his Harley Davidson whenever the weather permitted.

He leaves behind his beloved wife of 17 years, Claire (Bedard) Gauthier. His son Derek Gauthier of Augusta, Maine, Shawn Ealahan Gauthier and his partner, Rosemary Dewers of New Castle, Colorado, and Joseph Gauthier of Clinton, Maine. His stepsons Robert Reynolds of Hollis, N.H., and Nicholas Reynolds and his wife Carolyn of Feltwell, Thetford, U.K., and his stepdaughter, Shaina Reynolds of New Ipswich, N.H.. His grandchildren Aubrey, Tucker and Alexander. His siblings, John Gauthier and his wife, Diana, of Claremont, New Hampshire, Lesley Maher and her husband, Joseph, of Braintree, Massachusetts, Frank Gauthier and his wife, Linda, of Somersworth, New Hampshire, Nancy Oliver and her husband, Jeremy of Waco, Texas and the late Jeanne O'Connor and her surviving husband, Thomas, of Braintree, Massachusetts. He is also survived by many loving aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday. November 7, 2019 at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashua at 58 Lowell St., Nashua, N.H. Condolences may be offered at

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Published in Central Maine on Nov. 4, 2019.
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November 7, 2019
My condolences to Bobby's family and those close to him. We lost a wonderful friend and gained an Angel to watch over us. My Friend, you planted a seed when we were kids and didn't know each other and the seed grew and I matured. I'm grateful I got to share that with you. I'm thankful I could call you friend... Morry
Maurice J Jordan
November 6, 2019
So sorry to hear of Bobbys passing away. He was a good guy. We had a lot of fun growing up in Charlestown and going to High School together. He will be missed and fondly remembered. My condolences to the entire family.
Jim Houlihan
November 4, 2019
My heart goes out to Bobby's family. I came to know Bobby through a friend. I have fond memories of his infamous barbeques at Johanna's house. He had a quick wit, warm smile and was ALWAYS willing to extend himself in the service of others. I know how much he treasured his family. Know your pain is felt by all who knew Bobby and you will remain close in heart and thoughts as you embark on this new chapter without him. I am fortunate to have known such a sweet soul and my life is better because of this. May you be blessed with the love and comfort of friends and family...
Moe Daniels
November 4, 2019
I never met you and really wish I did. You helped so many and especially somebody special who means a lot to me. I owe you a great debt of gratitude. God bless you
November 2, 2019
From one townie to another, rest in peace Bobby.

Donna Lane-Hickey
November 2, 2019
We wish to extend our deepest sympathies at this difficult time.
The Staff of Zis-Sweeney Funeral Home
November 1, 2019
God bless and lord heal all those broken hearts amen
Kenny and kaleb Kane
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